Arrochar was once in the territory ruled by the Clan MacFarlane . Later, in much more peaceable times, it had its own pier and was part of the local steamer network. Ih the steamer heyday, Arrochar was where tourist disembarked as part of the ‘Three Lochs Tour’. This involved a steamship up Loch Long, passing Loch Goil, then a homeward leg from nearby Tarbet on Loch Lomond to Balloch for a return by rail to Glasgow.  Today Arrochar still welcomes visitors, offering a good range of accommodation and places to eat, plus a great chice of local walking routes.